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History of City Hall/Police Department
A Short History of City Hall/Police Department Renovation 

Burnsville City Hall and the adjoining Police Department (100 Civic Center Parkway) were built in 1988. The multi-purpose building has served the City for nearly 30 without significant renovation. It is a central gathering place for the community that hosts more than 950 community meetings every year. Weekly City Council, Planning Commission meetings and other advisory board, association and community meetings convene regularly in City Hall.

While the City has ten staffed facilities, a majority of the City’s employees work in City Hall and the Police Department. Others are located at:

  • Maintenance Facility (13713 Frontier Court)
  • Fire Station No. 1 (911 140th Street W.)
  • Fire Station No. 2 (12155 Parkwood Drive)
  • Ice Center (251 Civic Center Parkway)
  • Surface Water Treatment Plant (River Ridge Court)
  • Birnamwood Golf Course (12424 Parkwood Drive)
  • Burnsville Community Television (600 E. Highway 13)

Facility Renovations

In 2014, the City contracted Wold Architects and Engineers to conduct an independent “space needs” study for City buildings. This study outlined short- mid- and long-term plans that will help accommodate the City’s current and future space needs.The study showed that a number of improvements are necessary. Public safety and the City’s Police Department are primary concerns. Accessibility, meeting room space, visitor convenience and staff space needs are also concerns. 

The City is proposing a phased plan to deal with needed renovations outlined in the space needs study. The first phase of proposed renovations (2016-2018) will create or improve public safety, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility, operational efficiency and visitor convenience in City Hall and the Police Department.

Early in the process, guiding principles were established to assist with identification and prioritization of needs. Under these guiding principles, the project will:

  • Anticipate the needs of the City for the next 20 years
  • Encourage efficiency, interaction and collaboration among all departments.

The City also identified criteria to prioritize needs for each phase. As such, Phase I design focused specifically on creating or improving Public Safety, ADA Accessibility, Operational Efficiency and Visitor Convenience. 

Phase II improvements will focus on replacement of Fire Station No. 1 in the next five to ten years. Phase III improvements address anticipated needs in ten or more years and focus on reorganization of space within City Hall to maximize operational efficiency and visitor convenience, as well as renovation to Fire Station No. 2 to accommodate future needs. 

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